Supermarine aeroplane, Rolls-Royce S.6
The Supermarine aeroplane, Rolls-Royce S.6, winner of the International Schneider Trophy Air Race in 1922, 1927 and 1929, and holder of the world speed record of 357.7 mph, manufactured at the Supermarine Aviation Works (Vickers) Limited, Southampton, UK. Date: circa 1930s
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Royal Navy Seaking Mk4 Helicopters Over Northern Norway
Royal Navy Seaking Mk4 helicopters from 845 Naval Air Squadron conducting Arctic flying training over the snow covered mountains of northern Norway.
Situated some 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle at the Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) training facility near Bardufoss, Northern Norway, the JHC base known as Clockwork provides survival and operational training and support facilities to enable aviation capable units arms to survive, operate and fight in extreme cold weather environments.
JHC Clockwork has provided Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) with an Arctic base for over 40 years the training provided by the facility is as relevant today as it has always been. It enables CHF to prepare for future operations and is fundamental to the delivery of littoral manoeuvre for the Royal Navy given the geography and excellent facilities that exist in the local area.
150 Naval personnel from Commando Helicopter Force normally based at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset will take part in their annual winter training exercise in Northern Norway. Aircrews, engineers and support staff from 845 Naval Air Squadron flying Royal Navy Sea King Mk4 helicopters will conduct essential Environmental Training (ET) and Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) in preparation for future deployments.
At the same time around 50 Naval personnel attached to 28 Squadron Royal Air Force from RAF Benson will also conduct Arctic flying training with the Augusta Westland Merlin Mk 3 helicopter.
This image was a winner in the 2014 RN Peregrine Trophy Competition
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Martina Navratilova - 1978 Wimbledon Ladies Singles Champion
Tennis - 1978 Wimbledon Championships - Ladies Singles Final
The USA's Martina Navratilova, wearing a Teddy Tinling dress, lifts the Venus Rosewater Dish after defeating Chris Evert 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 on Centre Court.
It was Navratilova's first Grand Slam singles title